- Beijing, China
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Gap Year
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
- Academic Explorers emphasizes total immersion into the Chinese language, culture and way of life. Through Academic Explorers, participants gain exclusive access to personalized martial arts instruction led by renowned masters and past national champions.
Challenge your body and mind with martial arts and Mandarin Chinese language study! Join Academic Explorers in Beijing, China for semester, summer and custom study abroad programs.
Recognized for its physically and mentally rigorous curriculum, Academic Explorers offers unparalleled results. Semester program participants who take full advantage of living in the host environment can achieve a listening comprehension and speaking proficiency level similar to that of one year or more of college language study.
- Setting Description:
- Participants will discover little-known corners of Beijing as skilled program leaders introduce the city’s most unforgettable people, food and sights. Besides visits to must-see destinations such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, students will have exciting opportunities to experience China from an insider’s perspective.
Based on 1 Reviews
- Academic Explorers Winter Program review12/14/15
When I first read the reviews about this program on various go abroad review sites, I didn't believe it was real. Having spent a lot of time online, I was used to the fake reviews for infomertical-esque web products, but confounded as to how a go abroad
program could've gathered so many good reviews. So I researched the program more and spent dozens of emails back and forth with Sabrina who runs the program. After more questions, I took a Skype call with Sabrina and by then I was definitely sure the reviews weren't fake and Academic Explores was something I'd like to do. And boy was I fortunate to not have disregarded the program because I thought the reviews were fake ... The time I spent in Beijing on Academic Explorers has been some of the most rewarding, challenging and interesting period of my life. I went from speaking very little Chinese to in 3 months being able to have good conversations with local Beijingers I meet in my daily life. I hadn't done any serious martial arts before I came to the program, but 3 months later I knew several different types of martial arts and half a dozen different martial arts routines. Those are the tangible things I learned when on the program, more importantly is the intangible things I learned when spending 3 months in Beijing on the program. I changed drastically as a person to the better, became more independent, more open to others, and generally a more healthy, happy person. All in all, I would recommend Academic Explorers to those who truly wants to improve themselves. This program is not for everyone. It is for those who are not content with being alongside the chumps of the world playing the world at standard pace. If you are want to work hard, learn crazy amounts and become a better person, Academic Explorers is the best thing out there.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend